Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 11 (09-87)
RM 03849.008 Handling Forms SSA-7008 Received for a Pending Earnings Discrepancy Case
If an ED is in file, associate the incoming SSA-7008 with the balance of the file and process in the same manner as any other incomplete case.
If an ED is in the field office for investigation, forward the SSA-7008 to the FO handling the ED case. Indicate on the OF-41, Route Slip: “Please associate the attached material with the related Form SSA-5533 U4 dated and forwarded to your office on (date) .”
If an ED has been returned by a field office or VA Unit as completed, review the case and dispose of it at once. If:
Further development is required, complete a Form SSA-5533 U4 per RM 03803.055B and return it to the field office.
No further development is required, take the following action:
Adjust the earnings record.
Prepare any necessary determination.
Prepare a closeout letter per RM 03803.071 where necessary.
Complete the disposition block of the ED folder to show “EE-closed.”
The case cannot be closed immediately because of pending action, write to the individual and provide the reason for our delay in giving a final answer and assure that he/she will hear from us as soon as our investigation is completed.
Release the file.